The courage to say “I don’t know”, “I’m afraid”, “I’m sorry”, or “I need help” has the power to tear down so many walls that divide us.
Our willingness to be vulnerable… to openly admit our struggle and imperfections… allows everyone to breathe a collective sigh of relief… not because it lets us off the hook, but because it might start a conversation where mutual understanding, trust, and compassion have a chance to blossom.
Thus, our fears and shortcomings are transformed… from sources of anxiety and isolation into a basis for solidarity, healing, and hope… inviting us to laugh together at our common foibles and cry together at our shared sufferings… giving us the chance to forgive and encourage… in other words, to become true friends.
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A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!